Biodegradable Polish Remover
Priti NYC's acetone-free wipes ($10/10; pritinyc.com
), infused with naturally derived soybean esters, make lacquer disappear. With an assist from lemongrass essential oil, they moisturize skin too. The nonwoven cloths are made from biodegradable plant fibers.
The conditioning oil in the formula is less drying on nails than regular polish remover, says N.Y.C. manicurist Jin Soon Choi. However, she notes, "it works slowly, so it'll take more time to remove dark polishes."
Remarkably, one sustainable square removed ruby-red, run-of-the-mill enamel from all 10 fingertips. The remaining residue was a tad greasy, but our cuticles were definitely soft and hydrated.